Binding a quilt is not one of my favorite tasks and I tend to defer it. I audition way to many fabrics, and then procrastinate. I think the real reason is that I don't always enjoy the slip stitching by hand, I am not good at it. I therefore decided that instead I would try stitch the binding down by machine.
I attached the binding to the front of the quilt as normal and pinned the binding down at the back of the quilt. I then matched top and bobbin threads to the top and back of the quilt, and from the front of the quilt, stitched in the ditch along the binding just catching the binding edge at the back of the quilt also. It worked like a charm, and it is probably the neatest binding I have ever done, including neat mitered corners. (This is by no means the only way to stitch binding by machine, or even the right way, but it worked well for me).
Half Hexagon Quilt - 53 inches x 43 inches
This quilt has been lying around way to long without the binding (and there just might be a few more awaiting binding!). Now that I know I can stitch the binding down by machine perhaps this process might occur in a more timely manner! Maybe.